1956 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1956 Cal Poly Mustangs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1956 record 7–3 (0–2 CCAA)
Head coach LeRoy Hughes (7th season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State 2 0 0     8 2 0
San Diego State 2 1 0     4 3 2
Santa Barbara 1 1 0     5 5 0
Los Angeles State 0 1 0     3 5 1
Cal Poly 0 2 0     7 3 0
  • No champion named for the 1956 season
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University[note 1] during the 1956 NCAA College Division football season. Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The team was led by seventh-year head coach LeRoy Hughes and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3, 0–2 CCAA). The Mustangs scored 270 points while giving up 116 in the 1956 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 San Francisco State[note 2]* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 25–7  
September 29 New Mexico State* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 32–7  
October 6 at Pepperdine[note 3]* El Camino Stadium • Torrance, California W 43–0  
October 13 San Diego State[note 4] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 6–7   [1]
October 20 Long Beach State[note 5]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 65–12  
October 27 at College of Idaho* Hayman Field • Caldwell, Idaho W 7–6  
November 3 San Diego Marines[note 6]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 27–8  
November 10 at Fresno State[note 7] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 13–21   8,372[2]
November 17 at San Jose State[note 8]* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 28–35  
November 24 Midwestern State (TX)* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 24–13  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal Poly Mustangs were selected in the 1957 NFL Draft.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  4. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950 to 1963.
  6. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  8. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 14, 1956). "San Diego State Defeats Cal Poly". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1957 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.